July 21, 2008

Soccer "Friendlies" Usually Are Not So Friendly

I hate soccer. I especially hate how these grass diving Euroweenies somehow seem to snag hot pieces of ass despite their douchebaggery. But one thing I always love about "The Beautiful Game" is how the hooligans usually wind up rioting at the various events.

Well, it turns out that "friendly" matches end up in the same fashion as the various club matches in Europe. That is to say, in riotous fashion.

The fights, which overshadowed West Ham United's 3-1 win, began when a handful of West Ham supporters, some wearing the team's claret and blue colors, entered the northeast corner of the stadium where the Crew's most boisterous supporters typically gather.

Crew supporters began directing chants toward the rival fans, and fights quickly broke out between more than 100 Crew fans and at least 30 West Ham fans. Columbus police officers and Crew Stadium security staff eventually separated the groups.

Highway Patrol officers arrested one fan outside the stadium for disorderly conduct, Patrol spokeswoman Anne Ralston said. A dispatcher didn't know whether Columbus police had made any arrests inside the stadium.

This is the second incident Crew fans have been involved in this season

And to make all this even better, it involved Ohio.

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